Lovelyladylibra Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:12pm

I just sent a cake out the door and realized I forgot to put dowels in it!! It's a 2 tier square 8 & 6 inch covered in fondant! I'm a nervous wreak now! Do I call them and tell them or do I wait and see? It was for my old next door neighbor who I group up calling my other mom but she can be a hugeee drama queen at times. I can't believe I forgot to put dowels in! I never do that. icon_eek.gificon_redface.gif

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AZCouture Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:16pm

Considering that it's fairly cold, it might hold together ok. Was the cake cold? 

AZCouture Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:17pm

How did you even do that? icon_biggrin.gif Did you stack it up intending to leave it there only briefly to see how it was going to look after you doweled it? 

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:17pm

oh no

 

i can feel our collective blood pressure going high going high bursting off the chart....cahhn't breathe...

 

was it a nice short angel food lightweight six inch cake????

 

for the drama queen?? good going

 

omg

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:20pm

jump in the car or the subway or whatever and go track the cake down and dowel it

 

<get me my meds> ;)

AZCouture Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:22pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

<get me my meds> ;)

No kidding huh?

Lovelyladylibra Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:27pm

its a yellow cake (both tiers) Toba Garretts recipe. I don't even know how I managed that. I was rushing to get the order done because the customer was late with her payment but since it was my old neighbor I decided not to turn her away. I remember sitting the top tier on top of the bottom to see if I wanted then lined perfect or offset. Omg! It was cold but its still going to sit out at the party. I even center doweled it so I don't see how I could forget the bottom tiers dowels smh.

AZCouture Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:30pm

I bet it will be just fine, bet you anything. Especially if sits still and no one moves it around. Honestly, I don't even think I need to support 4" tiers sometimes, but how stupid would I look if something happened...lol.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:35pm

then you have a good excuse! it's her fault

 

go go go

 

"MEDIC!!!!" icon_lol.gif

 

one medic for the cake... you!

 

and one for me & AZC with a lotta pills

 

why do i keep fanning myself when i read this post

 

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Lovelyladylibra Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:45pm

lmaooo cause I have a feeling we both know things are about to "blow up". Guess I'll have to wait until this evening to give you all a report. 

remnant3333 Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:56pm

I will keep my fingers crossed that nothing will happen to the cake!!! I know you will be on pins and needles waiting for a phone call. Hopefully, you will only receive a phone call telling you how good the cake was!!! Holding my breath!!!!!Good luck/MARY
 

costumeczar Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 6:16pm

AIt should be fine, don't worry about it. If it was four tiers that's one thing but for two no biggie.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 6:45pm

forget the pills get me an i.v.!!!!

 

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Marianna46 Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 7:26pm

Speaking of drama queens, y'all... you're going to give this poor woman an unnecessary heart attack - hahaha! I've done several 6" & 8" two-tiers without doweling them and nothing has happened. They were for family functions, so I was around to see what went on, and what went on was...nothing. They stayed together just fine. My only disaster in this area was a one-tier that simply decided to fall apart on its way to the festivities - still don't know why. It was also for a family function and everyone was very understanding (and hungry, too, probably), so it all got eaten anyway. Take a chill pill, everybody - it's going to be all right!

Lovelyladylibra Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 1:30pm

SOOO the cake survived the whole party! Wooowhoo! Sorry I didn't post last night I was sleeping all day then went to my night job (cna). Ill be sure to move the dowels closer to the work table the next time I go back to the kitchen lol. Thanks everyone!

-K8memphis Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 3:32pm

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Marianna46 Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 6:47pm

Congrats! Glad to hear everything turned out okay!

remnant3333 Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 6:55pm

Whew!!! Glad to hear everything is fine!!!
 

AZCouture Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 8:32pm

Knew it!

juleebug Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 9:15pm

If the cake is dense/firm enough, it will be fine. Like DeliciousDesserts, I also sometimes skip doweling smaller 2 tiers.

juleebug Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 9:16pm

Oops, I just saw your post saying that it survived.. YAY!

norahndz Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 6:21pm

So now I want to know what happened.  Please post the outcome.

mollycamille Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 1:45pm

AIt's going to be ok I did it quite a number of times however as mentioned don't attempt this with 3 tiers and over :)

denetteb Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 4:05pm

She did  post the outcome, it is post #16.
 

-K8memphis Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 4:30pm

the point, my friend, is that i can't even grow things to use that are not taxed

 

clever of those tax folks

 

probably true in many areas i don;t know

 

i just thought it was bizarre/surreal

 

but not if i was a farmer i guess

 

however i did not grow tomatos i was too busy

 

i grew lots of dirty dishes though

 

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